Junior Maggie Givens
Feb. 7, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Tigers saw a pair of Missouri School Record performances from the east coast on Friday as a group of Tigers traveled to New York City to compete in the Armory Collegiate Invitational. Back in Columbia, more exciting performances were had as 12 Tigers had personal record performances, including two new All-Time Top Ten marks, and three more took home individual wins at the Missouri Invitational.
"Terrific showing for the Tigers," said Head Coach Brett Halter. "A big time stage with big time performances. We've talked all winter about putting in our work through the holidays and January 'just to get to February'. We are positioned perfectly for championship season in a couple of weeks."
The day began with Kearsten Peoples besting her own Missouri School Record in the women's shot put at the Armory in New York. The junior threw her top mark of 16.93m (55-6.5) on the second throw of the preliminary round, taking the lead and maintaining the position throughout the remaining four throws. This bests her previous top mark of 16.87m (55-4.25), thrown last year at the ISU Holiday Preview.
Just behind her in the competition was junior Jill Rushin, who also had a personal record performance, besting her previous PR of 16.72m (54-10.25) from earlier this season with a toss of 16.80m (55-1.50).
Also hitting a School Record performance was sophomore Markesh Woodson, who began the day with a 6.70 mark to take first in the 60-meter dash preliminary round. He went on to hit 6.66 in the semi-finals before finishing second in the competition with a final time of 6.60. This ties his own School Record, which won him the Tigers' first Track & Field SEC Championship title last year.
Also hitting the blocks in New York were sophomores Nadum Member-Meneh and Kyle Smith. Member-Meneh hit a new PR in the men's 400-meter dash with his 49.56 finish, while Smith tied his PR from the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet two weeks ago, running 8.06 in the 60-meter hurdles to place 19th in the semi-finals.
Back in Columbia, the Tigers saw another All-Time Top Ten mark at the hands of junior Maggie Givens in the pole vault. Givens entered the day at No. 5 on the list from her performance at the Wisconsin v. Missouri Dual, and leaves at No. 3 on the list with her winning vault of 3.95m (13-0.5).
"We saw what we look for in every meet, people stepping up and competing hard," said Associate Head Coach Dan Lefever. "It's pretty cool to see Will Crocker just taking it to the line regardless of what race it is. Obviously we had some individual highlights, some people with season PR's with all-time PR's, and that's always fun to see. And we're watching the younger ones grow up and really compete hard."
Also moving up on the All-Time Top Ten list was freshman Lynnsey Brim, whose 7.77 finish in the women's 60-meter dash earned her both the sixth-place finish and the No. 8 spot in the Missouri Record book. Brim previously held No. 9 with her 7.80 time from the Missouri Opener at the beginning of the season.
The trio of junior Morgan Whitson and seniors Camille Hayes and Shinelle Proctor led the high jump field with the first three spots. Whitson placed first with her final mark of 1.71m (5-7.25), while Hayes and Proctor came up in second with leaps of 1.66m (5-5.25).
Joining Whitson on the winners board were sophomore Will Crocker in the 600-meter (1:21.86) and freshman Grant Inskeep in the men's 800-meter (1:58.15). Other PR's for the day included junior Camille Hackamack, who extended her top weight throw toss from 12.82m (42-0.75) to 15.23m (49-11.5). Sophomore Parker Brush continued raising the bar for himself in the pole vault, coming in at a new PR of 4.79m (15-8.5) for fourth.
In the mid-distance and distance events, senior Ali Ross and freshman Kayla Wolf earned new PRs for the 800m, running 2:14.11 and 2:14.45, respectively. Ending the evening for the Tigers were the men's and women's 3k's, where sophomore Maria Effinger and freshman Sheldon Keence led the way for the squads, hitting 10:14.90 and 8:39.13, respectively.
Events in New York will continue tomorrow for the Tigers, with senior Katie Evans and Peoples entering the ring for the women's weight throw, senior Tre Chambers and Woodson in the 200-meter dash, and freshman Jamion Nash and sophomores Tony Carodine and Jonathan Ilori in the triple jump.
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ARMORY COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
Shot Put, Women - 1. Kearsten Peoples, 16.93m (55-6.5) | 2. Jill Rushin, 16.80m (55-1.25) |
6. Katie Evans, 15.77m (51-8.75)
400m Dash, Men - 27. Nadum Member-Meneh, 49.56 | 46. Drake Stuedemann, 50.02
60m Dash, Men - 2. Markesh Woodson, 6.60 | 47. 7.07(p)
60m Dash, Women - 46. Chelsie Stevens, 7.79
60m Hurdles, Men -19. Kyle Smith, 8.08 (8.06q)
Weight Throw, Women - 8. Camille Hackamack, 15.23m (49-11.5)
Weight Throw, Men - 10. Nick Sublett, 15.56m (1-0.5) | 12. Ahren Bohanan, 15.33m (50-3.5) | 15. Tanner Buschmann, 14.27m (46-9.75) | 27. Sean Harrell, 12.63m (41-5.25)
Long Jump, Women - 3. Kerri Furbert, 5.64m (18-6) | 9. Lynnsey Brim, 5.25m (17-2.5)
Pole Vault, Women - 1. Maggie Givens, 3.95m (12-11.5) | 6. Alyssa Applebee, 3.50m (11-5.75) | 8. Katrine Haarklau, 3.50m (11-5.75)
Pole Vault, Men - 4. Parker Brush, 4.79m (15-8.5)
High Jump, Women - 1. Morgan Whitson, 1.71m (5-7.25) | 2. Camille Hayes, 1.66m (5-5.25) | 2. Shinelle Proctor, 1.66m (5-5.25)
High Jump, Men - 3. Tyler Donels, 2.02m (6-7.5) | 8. Ser Whitaker, 1.87m (6-1.5)
Shot Put, Women - 7. Morgan Whitson, 12.54m (41-1.75)
Shot Put, Men -13. Nick Sublett, 13.70m (44.11.50)
60m Dash, Women - 6. Lynnsey Brim, 7.77 | 12. Shinelle Proctor, 7.99 | 14. Kerri Furbert, 8.05
60m Dash, Men - 18. Ser Whitaker, 7.21 | 28. Tim Gilman, 7.39
Mile Run, Women - 12. Bianca Mello, 5:27.35
Mile Run, Men - 4. Brian Hernan, 4:26.62 | 9. Tyler Rusboldt, 4:30.52
600m Run, Men - 1. Will Crocker, 1:21.86 | 4. Ben Goodman, 1:25.55
400m Dash, Women - 4. Sydney Wells, 58.63 | 6. Emma Vickers, 58.77 | 26. Jacqueline Obi, 1:03.79
400m Dash, Men - 15. Will Crocker, 52.27 | 21. Ben Goodman, 53.45
800m Run, Women - 3. Ali Ross, 2:14.11 | 4. Kayla Wolf, 2:14.45 | 13. Jasmine Webb, 2:25.46 | 18. Kayla Hall, 2:29.74
800m Run, Men - 3. Grant Inskeep, 1:58.15 | 10. Cain Winebrenner, 2:00.22 | 18. Jon Hughes, 2:02.47
3000m Run, Women - 3. Maria Effinger, 10:14.90 | 4. Kaelyn Balch, 10:17.90 | 7. Courtney Wood, 10:33.68 | 11. Sam Garrett, 10:48.41 | 13. Marie O'Leary, 10:54.41
3000m Run, Men - 2. Sheldon Keence, 8:39.13 | 7. Shannon Hall, 8:51.86 | 8. Jordan Cook, 8:53.57 | 9. Tom Rotondi, 8:55.92)
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